Session at World Social Forum 2022 – Forum Learning and Knowledge for emancipatory practice

As we face the multiple crises of the current moment, knowledge is vital if we are to find our way towards a more sustainable world. To date, much of knowledge production has been in the hegemonic domain of narrow western academic institutions. This ignores the epistemes of knowledge that exist outside of modern science and narrows the idea of learning to what happens in formal classrooms. This session takes the starting point that learning and knowledge production can be diverse processes using a multiplicity of methods and learning spaces. In this session, we will introduce some of the different approaches and then have a deliberative discussion about how different types of learning & critical pedagogies and knowledge can be lifted to support emancipatory praxis. The session will focus more on the doing of such pedagogies and how we can learn and share with each other as we move out of the confines of mainstream thinking about learning. This session will feature reflections from The Alternatives Project (USA), Alternative (Canada), CEEAL (Mexico) and Adelante: Dialogue of Global Processes.

The format of this online session will be an introduction to the session followed by some reflections from groups that are working on alternatives to the hegemonic system. We will then open the space for a shared conversation on the topic, drawing from the experiences of everyone present in the session and are open to creative ideas for this sharing.

Chair : Vasna Ramasar (Global Tapestry Alliance) and Ronald Cameron (RISE et ICAE)
Speakers : Opening remarks from Ronald Cameron about the ICAE Manifesto toward CONFINTEA

  • Steven KleesThe Alternative Project – United States – online)
  • Mario Gill GuzmanCarrefour d’animation et de participation pour un monde ouvert – Quebec
  • Rosa Elva Zúñiga López,  Consejo de Educación Popular de América Latina y el Caribe – CEAAL –Mexico

            Discussion with the participants.

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